Letter: A lesson from the 1990s

The Editor,

Re. “Camouflaged doors can protect dementia patients” (The Tri-City News, Feb. 17).

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Regarding the camouflaged doors planned to keep dementia patients from leaving their wards at Eagle Ridge Hospital, what a shame such knowledge was not shared from Riverview Hospital.

It had doors camouflaged to look like flowers or kitchen shelves, etc. when I worked there in the 1990s. But hiring someone to paint the doors to look like library shelves might be quite expensive. At Riverview, they used peel-and-stick vinyl wall murals. It would be worth exploring this option.

Susan King-Wilson,

Port Coquitlam

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